War Between the States

Autograph Letter Signed

(1800-82) A native of Maryland, he was commissioned 2nd lieutenant, 8th U.S. Infantry, on January 28, 1820; transferred to the 1st U.S. Infantry, on June 1, 1821; transferred to the 3rd U.S. Artillery, on June 12, 1823; promoted to 1st lieutenant, on May 1, 1828; captain, on December 1, 1838; major, 2nd U.S. Artillery, November 11, 1856; lieutenant colonel, 3rd U.S. Artillery, on August 28, 1861; he commanded Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor during the Civil War. He was brevetted for gallantry in the Mexican War battles of Contreras, Churubusco and Molino del Rey. Promoted to brevet brigadier general, on March 13, 1865.

Autograph Letter Signed: 7 3/4 x 9 1/2, in ink.

Fort Monroe, Va.
5 Dec. 1832


Enclosed you will receive duplicate receipts to correspond with your Invoice as directed to me of the 23 last month.

I Have the honor to be Sir
Your Obt. Svt.
Martin Burke
1Lt., 3 Art.
Comd. H Comp.

To Major Bender

Docket on the reverse:
No. 296
Lieut. Martin Burke
Fort Monroe
December 5, 1832

Enclosing Receipts for clothing for Company H, 3rd Artillery

Light age toning and wear.

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